CentriLogic Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service With Disaster Recovery Services Powered by 3PAR

3PAR Brings Innovative Cloud-Agile Program to Canada

FREMONT, CA, Jul 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 3PAR(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) , the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner program in Canada. CentriLogic has chosen the 3PAR InServ(R) F-Class Storage Server to power its multi-facility Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage platforms. In addition, as a 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED partner, CentriLogic has chosen 3PAR Remote Copy software to deliver Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service.

“We decided to go with 3PAR over the competition because of its superior technology and the business benefits offered by the Cloud-Agile program,” said Jim Latimer, VP of Client Solutions at CentriLogic. “We view 3PAR’s ease of use, availability, scalability, and cross-facility capabilities as crucial to helping us meet our customers’ demands, and we believe the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program to be an important vehicle in helping drive new business.”

The 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner program was created by 3PAR to formalize go-to-market programs with the company’s managed hosting provider customers. In addition, the program was designed to raise awareness and demand for the cost savings and agility benefits of cloud computing services and to encourage the development of a robust cloud computing ecosystem leveraging 3PAR technologies. Under the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program, 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED partners offer highly available, cloud-based disaster recovery solutions based on the 3PAR InServ Storage Server and 3PAR Remote Copy Software.

“The InServ F-Class offered us superior, load-balanced performance and reliability as compared with the other storage arrays we evaluated,” said Latimer. “Built-in tiered storage capabilities and the ability to cost-efficiently accommodate workloads with varying service level requirements give us the ability to effectively and efficiently tailor solutions to customer needs. In addition, by offering Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service via 3PAR Remote Copy and 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED, we were able to avoid professional services costs present with other platforms.”

“We are excited to welcome our first 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner in Canada, and to support CentriLogic’s Cloud offerings,” said David Scott, President and CEO for 3PAR. “Since its launch last year, the Cloud-Agile program has gained tremendous traction. With this new addition to the program, the Cloud-Agile partner ecosystem now encompasses leading hosting service providers in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South Africa.”

About CentriLogic, Inc. CentriLogic is a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions for organizations that require secure and scalable infrastructures for their information systems. CentriLogic owns and operates multiple world-class Data Centers in both Canada and the United States. Combined with these facilities, CentriLogic’s industry certifications, industry best practices, experienced technical resources, and proactive customer support initiatives enable customers to achieve seamless IT outsourcing with confidence and peace of mind. CentriLogic is a Canadian based company with operations in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario, as well as in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. For more information, visit www.centrilogic.com.

About 3PAR 3PAR(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!par/quotes/nls/par (PAR 10.01, +0.01, +0.10%) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized, dynamically tiered, multi-tenant storage arrays built for public and private cloud computing. Our virtualized storage platform was built from the ground up to be agile and efficient and to eliminate the limitations of traditional storage arrays for utility infrastructures. As a pioneer of thin provisioning and other storage virtualization technologies, we design our products to reduce power consumption to help companies meet their green computing initiatives and to cut storage total cost of ownership. 3PAR customers have used our self-managing, efficient, and adaptable utility storage systems to reduce administration time and provisioning complexity, to improve server and storage utilization, and to scale and adapt flexibly in response to continuous growth and changing business needs. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at: www.3PAR.com

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